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Congregations interested in cultivating a greater sense of evangelical identity may find this ecumenical resource to be of help in the week-to-week consideration of outreach and sharing the gospel....

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Many mainline congregations have experienced loss of participants due to many factors. One of the attractive features of this short book is the no-nonsense approach of its authors. The...

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Elesha J. Coffman is Assistant Professor of Church History at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. In this book, she uses the magazine The Christian Century as the marker or metaphor to...

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Gil Rendle is a reliable source of congregational resources and practical advice. As a United Methodist pastor and a long-time consultant with the Texas Methodist Foundation, he has deep experience...

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Bicycle riders who use pedal clips can perform at a higher level by using both the upward and downward pedaling motion to propel them forward. In Clip In, a veteran pastor and an educator...

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Watch this engaging video presentation about how an established but faltering congregation understands and celebrates its congregational renewal. First Presbyterian Church in Homestead, Florida...

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“Worship is the most important thing small membership churches do, and preaching is the heart of worship.” So claims a veteran pastor and pastor-trainer in this wise and practical book....

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How can social media impact the ministry and mission of Mainline congregations? Is there more to it than public relations approaches adapted from the business world? In this exploration led by a...

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Prayerful planning for the eventualities of old age and death is a key to facing older life without fear. In Living Fully, Dying Well, a retired United Methodist bishop and experts in the field of...

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If one had to choose only one resource for understanding and implementing ministry with older adults, this issue of Lifelong Faith Journal is the one to have. Chock full of theoretical and...

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From long-time teacher, author, consultant and ordained United Church of Christ minister Anthony B. Robinson comes a comprehensive look at the power of transformative change in congregational...

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Small church pastor Steve Willis’ work reads like a love story between him and the small church, between God and the small church, and between the small church and its leaders and members. Yet...

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Written from the front lines of declining mainline congregations that are coming to the conclusion that it is time to close their doors, Michael K. Jones’ Empty Houses is an eminently practical...

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For congregations feeling overwhelmed by the scale and multiplicity of change around and within them, this book offers a roadmap. Alan Roxburgh, a pastor, writer and consultant with {{The Missional Network | http://themissionalnetwork.com/}}...

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Faithful congregants in their senior years deserve gratitude for what they have given in the past and continuing opportunities to contribute their gifts. In addition, their congregations can offer...

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Alban Institute publication Ending with Hope is based on the foundational vision “that closing a congregation is a resurrection opportunity to release resources for new ministry” (Preface, vii)....

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